The designated CBI court on Wednesday reserved its orders on the anticipatory bail petitions of former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa and his kin for June 13. The arguments of counsels representing the CBI and Yeddyurappa ended when the matter came up for hearing on Wednesday. Judge D R Venkat Sudarshan reserved the orders.
Sampangi Released from Jail
BJP KGF MLA Y Sampangi who was jailed at the Parappana Agrahara Central Prison since Saturday after being convicted of graft by the Lokayukta Court, was released on Wednesday evening after the jail officials received a copy of the bail order granted to him by the High Court.
Jail officials said that Sampangi’s advocates came to the prison in the evening and produced a copy of the bail order. After the formalities, Sampangi was released around 7.30 pm.
The MLA was welcomed by his supporters who had gathered outside the prison and garlanded him. Speaking to reporters, Sampangi expressed confidence that he would come clean of the charge against him. “I hope the High Court will give me a clean chit.”
HDK Case Hearing Posted
The Lokayukta Court posted hearing on a case against former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy to June 12 over alleged land denotification of land in Halagevaderahalli, near Bangalore.
ED on Katta Trail
The Lokayukta Court on Wednesday allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED), which is actively pursuing the case against former minister Katta Subramanya Naidu and his son Katta Jagadish, to interrogate Jaggaiah and Venkaiah, who are in judicial custody for alleged irregularities in the Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) scam. The ED will interrogate the Undertrails on June 9 and 11.
Suspected Naxal Bail: State Objection Sought
The High Court on Wednesday directed the state government to file objections in connection with a criminal petition filed by Vittal Malekudiya, a tribal student from Mangalore University who was arrested in March for his alleged links with Naxalites.
Hearing a petition by Vittal seeking interim bail and quashing of the FIR against him, Justice Subhash B Audi directed the government to file objections on granting of bail.
HC Directive on Juvenile Homes
The High Court on Wednesday directed the state government, Karnataka State Commission of Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR) and others to elicit public opinion on improving juvenile homes in the state in connection with a suo motu PIL. Sumana Baliga, an advocate assisting the court as Amicus Curiae, complained that juvenile homes in the state were in squalor. A HC bench adjourned the case for further hearing till June 20.
Lokayukta Cops Quiz D K Shivakumar
The Lokayukta Police on Wednesday interrogated Congress leader D K Shivakumar for around two-and-half hours in connection with alleged illegal denotification of land at Beniganahalli in the City.
Shivakumar told Express that he did everything in accordance with the law. The Special Lokayukta Court in March had directed the Lokayukta police to file an FIR and investigate into the allegations of illegal denotification of land, on a complaint filed by T J Abraham.
Case Against Seer Posted to June 11
The Lokayukta Court posted to June 11 hearing on a case against a Mutt seer, a BJP MLA and six others, in which they were charged with cheating candidates for appointment as lecturers in an educational institution run by the Mutt.